Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sausage Pepper Parmisiana

I concocted this in an attempt to duplicate Jeremy's favorite dish to order in an Italian restaurant. (Healithified of course). I make my sauce from scratch, so feel free to use jarred sauce.

Sauce (You won't use all of it)
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp each: garlic, minced onions, seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder

the rest:

  • 3 oz whole wheat, high fiber pasta
  • 3 links italian turkey sausage
  • 1/3-1/2 cup jarred roasted peppers
  • 1 small can mushrooms

Toppings:

  • 2-3 slices 2% reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 TBSP reduced fat parmesan
  1. Place all the sauce ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Prepare spaghetti according to box instructions.
  3. Heat a skillet coated with cooking spray to med-high heat. Cook the sausage in the pan, cutting it into slices when it's mostly cooked. Drain.
  4. Sautee roasted peppers and mushrooms on the skillet until heated through.
  5. Assemble: 1 oz pasta, sausage, pepper/mushroom mixture, and then tomato sauce.
  6. Top with mozzarella cheese and microwave 30 seconds to melt cheese. Top with parmesan.

Makes 3 servings

Nutrition
Calories 287
Fat 11g
Sodium 882mg
Cholesterol 58mg
Carbs 25g
Fiber 3g
Protein 22g